Alcoholism

By Chase Wood Pd.4 (Days 3,6)

Definition


Alcoholism is a progressive disease characterized by four primary attributes which include preoccupation (increased desire to drink), physical dependence, lack of self-restraint, and development of tolerance.

What are the effects of Alcoholism?

The effects of alcoholism are widespread and extremely hazardous to one’s health. Alcohol interferes with the brain’s communication pathways, and can affect the way the brain looks and works. Also, drinking a lot over a long time or too much on a single occasion can damage the heart in many ways here are a few; Cardiomyopathy (Stretching and drooping of heart muscle), Strokes, High Blood Pressure, and Arrhythmias (irregular heart beats).
Keith's Recovery Story: Alcohol was ruining my life
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